Glenmorangie 18 Years Old limited edition celebrates floral notes

Glenmorangie 18 Years Old limited edition celebrates floral notes

Japanese botanical artist Azuma Makoto creates accompanying floral sculpture

News | 20 Sep 2021

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Glenmorangie 18 Years Old (43% ABV) is aged in bourbon casks for 15 years before a portion is transferred into Oloroso sherry casks for three more years. After 18 years, these casks are reunited. The resulting floral notes inspired a moving botanical sculpture by Japanese artist Azuma Makoto, created in his Tokyo studio.
Azuma Makoto

Dancing Flowers of Glenmorangie premieres at Saatchi Gallery's upcoming Late openings on Thursdays 23 and 30 September, where visitors will be able to try the whisky. Featuring almost 100 different blooms, the sculpture includes those Azuma scented in the whisky, such as honeysuckle, sweet pea and geranium, as well as typical Scottish flowers and some from further afield.

The presentation of Azuma Makoto's sculpture at the 'Whisky in Full Bloom' Bar at Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London results from a partnership with this leading contemporary art platform, and support of its upcoming major exhibition RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show 2021.
Glenmorangie 18 Years Old x Azuma Makoto

Azuma's sculpture is showcased on the whisky’s gift-box and labels. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s director of whisky creation, said: “Azuma Makoto’s stunning work deliciously translates the sweet, floral lushness of Glenmorangie 18 Years Old...Since it looks as wonderful as it tastes, this limited edition is sure to delight whisky lovers old and new.”

Glenmorangie 18 Years Old’s limited edition Azuma Makoto design will be available from 1 November at, whisky specialists, and Amazon. RRP: £100.
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